Music Groups Put on Combined Christmas Program

Performing at Thespian Hall in Boonville December 8

Three of Central Methodist University's top music groups—Chorale, Conservatory Singers, and Concert Band—are joining in a special musical presentation on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. at Thespian Hall in Boonville.

The concert is free and open to the public.

It is rare to have these three musical groups perform together; rarer still for them to perform together off-campus. This year the late date of Thanksgiving and the early date of finals conspired to provide this opportunity at historic Thespian Hall, property of The Friends of Historic Boonville, Inc.

The Conservatory Singers, directed by Dr. Ron Atteberry, CMU assistant professor of music, and accompanied on piano by Ruth Spayde, CMU adjunct professor and staff accompanist, will sing "Hallelujah, Christ is Born" (Powell);

"Christmas Fanfare" (Pierce) with the assistance of trumpet ensemble Lakyn Baker (senior, Fayette), Wayne Brown (sophomore, O'Fallon), Zack Fincher (junior, Lebanon), Katelyn Hanvey (freshman, Centralia), Lucas Johnson (sophomore, Pacific), Ann Marie Pelley (junior, St. Peters), and Rachel Richard (senior, Eldon); as directed by Dr. John Perkins, CMU associate professor of music;

"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" (traditional/arr. Track); "Silent Night" (Gruber/arr. Joio) with Jennifer Hopkins (junior, Monett) at the piano;

"Baby It's Cold Outside" (Loesser/arr. Shaw) with Sam Gaddy (junior, Waverly) on drums; and Emily Everett (sophomore, Florissant) and Pam Crawford (senior, Columbia) on flutes;

"O Holy Night (Adams/arr. Scholin) with faculty soloists Lacey Eaton, soprano, and Tom Arnold, tenor, both CMU adjunct professors of music; and

"We wish You a Merry Christmas" (traditional/arr. Rutter).

The Chorale, which is directed by Dr. Claude Westfall, CMU assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, will have recently returned from its fall tour through mid- and southwest Missouri.

The Chorale will sing "Ding Dong! Merrily on High" (traditional/arr. Paulus); "I Wonder as I Wander" (traditional/arr. Niles); "Morning Trumpet" (traditional/arr. Shaw and Parker); "To Us a Child is Born" (Herbst);

"While by my Sheep" (arr. Jungst); "White Christmas" (arr. Reeves); and "The Shepherds had an Angel" by Besly, and accompanied by Rebecca Shroyer (senior, Boonville) on clarinet.

The Concert Band, which will tour in the spring, is directed by Skip Vandelicht, CMU assistant professor of music and director of bands. The band will play "Olympia Hippodrome" (Alexander); "Satiric Dances" (Joio); "Pagliacci Intermezzo" (Leoncavallo/arr. Glover); and "American Civil War Fantasy" (Bilik).

There will also be an audience sing-along with the band and choirs that will include favorite carols "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night," "The First Noel," "Away in a Manger," and "Joy to the World" (arr. Kiser.)

Member of the Choirs and Band are listed below.

Conservatory Singers Personnel

Prof. Kelley Head, Accompanist

Soprano: Melanie Bryan, Shawna Crisler, Danielle DeBrodie, Emily Everett, Danielle Franklin, Julie Gleich, Wynter Harms, Tabatha Hoback, Jackie Hoffman, Kaylee Kipping, Aryn Kirweg, Samantha Marshall, Dawn McDowell, Amy Meyers, Lyndsey Phillips, Rachel Richard, Melanie Richard, Kelli Ridgeway, Kaitlyn Robert, Aquila Savage, Kelsey Swearngin, Lindsay Whetsell

Alto: Jessica Carter, Kristen Clark, Pam Crawford, Julia Dahlman, Hannah Hampton, Tanjie Hoover, Jenny Hopkins, Ginney Ison, Victoria Sampo, Amber Sartain, Aubrey Taylor, Jamie Ward, Victoria Warren

Tenor: Cal Bergthold, Declan Doyle, Sam Gaddy, Dylan Hawkins, Micah Jeffries, Kyle Martin, Luke McKinney, Samuel Pummill, Tyler Silvey, Aiden Smith, Brad Smith, DaSean Stokes, Brian Thode, Alex Young

Bass: Matthew Bricker, Shane Corporan , Steven Forehand, John Fuller, Tom Gilson, Josh Goggin, Collin Guill, Parker Johnson, Wade King, Daniel Long, Chris McCollum, Jesse Odom, Randall Quisenberry, Taylor Rouse, Nicholas Welch

Chorale Personnel

Cal Bergthold, Choir Manager

Soprano: Crystal Beeler, Angela Biondo, Susan Bishop, Anna Kay, Britney Kelcher, Brittany Losh

Alto: Susan Henke, Amber Hoskisson, Samantha Marshall, Kaitlin Romine, Rebecca Shroyer

Tenor: Cal Bergthold, Zack Fincher, Alex Kirby, Austin Long, Luke McKinney, Hershel Williams III

Bass: Levi Gerke, Joe Jefferies, Dane Johnson, Daniel Jones, Stephen Meyer, Taylor Rouse, Archer Tribett

Concert Band Personnel

Luke McKinney, Keith House Band Fellow; Ann Marie Pelley, Band Fellow

Flute: KiJana Blount, Pam Crawford, Emily Everett, Hannah Hampton, Mary Rose Lehman, Casey McDonald, Kelli Ridgeway, Chelsea Wallace, Denise Weigand

Oboe: Alexia Maschmeier, Hannah Wade,

Clarinet: Crystal Beeler, Declan Doyle, Patricia Fleischmann, Cecilia Garcia, Sam Pummill, Kaitlin Romine, Rebecca Shroyer, Prof. Steve Litwiller

Bass Clarinet: Jessica Carter, Jennifer Hopkins

Bassoon: Dylan Hawkins

Alto Saxophone: Hilary Cerveny, Jane Gonzalez-Meyer, Shelby Rogers, Emily Schultz, Brad Smith

Tenor Saxophone: JoeRyan Anderson, Ryan Lewis

Baritone Saxophone: Josh Goggin

Trumpet: Lakyn Baker, Wayne Brown, Zack Fincher, Katelyn Hanvey, Lucas Johnson, Alexandria Martin, Ann Marie Pelley, Rachel Richard, C.J. Wood

French Horn: Susan Bishop, Shawna Crisler, Susan Henke, Daniel Long, Luke McKinney, Aiden Smith

Trombone: Matthew Bricker, Max Cassidy, Brittany Losh, Robert Mobley, Brian Thode, Derek Volkmann, Nick Welch

Euphonium: Wade King, Michael Mountain, Brandon Thompson, Toby Yorks

Percussion: Kristen Clark, Chanel Daugherty, Sam Gaddy, Ben Gladden, Archer Tribett, Victoria Warren


Posted November 25, 2013